It can be overwhelming! It’s the Christmas season, complete with gatherings, gifts, programs, dinners, trees, lights, ornaments, and dozens of activities. Of all the times of the year, Christmas can be the busiest. It’s easy to let the intensity of the season rob us of enjoying its true meaning—simply Jesus. Yes, it’s all about Jesus. It’s about His birth, His life, His love, and His power to transform lives. That’s it. That’s all this season is about. I deeply desire the NMC family to use laser focus during this Christmas season. Don’t let anything distract from the reason for the season. Enjoy the family gatherings, the trees, the lights, the parties with friends and family. But remember what it’s all about—simply Jesus. Don’t let anything steal the joy of the real celebration. This year, Christmas need not be all about the festivities. Let’s make it all about: SIMPLY JESUS!
December 3, 2017